MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION
Did you know that if God asks you to do something, and gives you all
the toolsand you screw it up….he will start over with you . He’ll give you the
tools and a second chance, and let you begin again. A “ DO-OVER”. All little
kids want a “do-over at sometime during their growing up years.
In my company, the wintertime function is to produce and lay snow on
the ground for children to play snow games, and have snowball fights…. in the
deep south coastal states. My employees ( L.S.U. students ) have such fun doing
this. However, we live in south Louisiana, and snow is practically unheard of
here, so , when presented with the idea of building a snowman, our kids often
“screw up” and need a “do-over”. When the snowman looks more like a pyramid
pointing to the sky, we knock it down , yell “do-over” and …..start again. You
should hear the kids squeal.
God did that with Moses. … remember…. the tablets with the ten
commandments? Moses got really mad and ashamed of the Israelites. While he was
on Mount Sinai with the Lord God, for 40 days and nights, the people got scared
without a leader, and persuaded Aaron, Moses brother ( the wimp) to help them
build a golden calf …to be their “god”. When Moses came down , hearing the sound
of a celebration and worship of this “god “ in cow costume, he became furious.
He threw down the tablets God had written on with His wonderful hand, and
crushed them on the mountain side. No doubt he was instantly sorry ( I have know
that feeling, haven’t you? Usually right after crushing something….or …someone
“What have I done….God’s wonderful handwriting…to us…broken on the
I’ll likely not ever see that again.”
Moses must’ve been feeling this tremendous loss, when in His
magnificent, patient way, God spoke:
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone …like
unto the first; and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the
first tables, which thou didst break…..And be ready in the
And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and
proclaimed the name of the Lord.”
God’s “ do-over”. Isn’t that wonderful? God and Moses together again,
after anger, failure, mistakes, doing it over again…..together.
Maybe you need to start over today. God will give you all the tools
and stuff to begin again. And He isn’t angry with you for your failure. He
simply hollers “DO-OVER , little one “. ….and be ready in the
This time it will last…..forever. !